Trial set for Rhinelander woman accused in stepson’s death

An Oneida County judge has set a trial date for a Rhinelander woman charged in the death of her young stepson.

A jury trial for Ellen Tran is expected to start Oct. 19. Tran is charged with causing the death of her 20-month-old stepson, Avery Edwards, at a Rhinelander home in April.

WJFW-TV reports Tran told police the toddler fell in the shower, causing the injuries that led to his death. A criminal complaint says a doctor in Marshfield thought the boy’s injuries looked more like abuse. A medical examiner cited blunt force trauma as the cause of the child’s death.


Information from: WJFW-TV,